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'16 & Pregnant' Whitney Purvis

Someone Gave My Dog Away

10/6/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-main-whitney-purvis-facebook-01"16 and Pregnant" star Whitney Purvis says her adorable Boston Terrier Chumpy ran away and was adopted by a new family before she even had a chance to look for him, so she's fighting the rescue shelter to get the pooch back.

Purvis says Chumpy was being watched by neighbors while she was on vacation when he ran away.

Animal control says they picked up a Boston Terrier Sept. 23 and kept him for the 3-day stray hold. No one claimed him, so the dog went to Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee and someone adopted him.

Whitney says BTRET refused to ante up the name of Chumpy's new fam. 

BTRET claims they did everything by the book, adding the dog wasn't tagged or microchipped.

Here's where the story doesn't add up ... animal control says it picked the dog up Sept. 23, the day before Whitney left for her trip ... so someone's lying.

We get all the fuss ... Chumpy's a cutie!




Makes it Rain in Dallas Strip Club

... Shake Ya Tailfeather!

10/6/2015 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nelly just proved he's still got money to burn by unloading a massive stack of cash on some Dallas strippers.

The rap star hit up VLive Dallas with a few friends Monday night and we're told the rain produced 31,000 singles.

The club can thank Drake for Nelly's donation -- we're told he showed up after hearing Drake rap about the joint.

So, we're guessing Drake will be sending over an invoice any day.



'Vanderpump Rules' Star

Sues Teeth Whitening Company

They're a Bunch of Jax Offs!

10/6/2015 9:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-jax-taylor-tmz-01"Vanderpump Rules" star Jax Taylor is looking to wipe the smile right off of a teeth whitening company's corporate face ... claiming his pearly whites have been jaxed. 

Taylor filed legal docs claiming he had a deal in 2009 with Lumibrite to pose for ads for its teeth whitening product. He says the deal ended a long time ago, but the company's kept using his mug.

This is Jax's second lawsuit in a month ...  he sued a shoe company in September for another endorsement deal gone wrong. 

We reached out to Lumibrite for comment ... so far, no word back.




Big Ang

Caitlyn Jenner ...

I'm Over 'HIM'

10/6/2015 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Big Ang decided to go on the attack against Caitlyn Jenner  ... but her choice of venue was odd ... a gay night club. 

It all went down during the question round of the Miss Feathers Pageant in New Jersey, where Ang asked contestants what they thought of Caitlyn Jenner.

A contestant's answer sends Ang off in a third-person pronoun tirade.

Big Ang punches below the belt a couple more times before walking off stage. She kinda reminds us of an evil Rodney Dangerfield, no? 


Nick Gordon

The Brown Family is Screwing Me Over

I'm Not a Murderer

10/6/2015 9:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-nick-gordon-splash-01Nick Gordon says Bobbi Kristina's family is painting him as a murderer and scumbag to the point he will never get a fair trial if he's criminally prosecuted.

Gordon says in legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- the Brown family has painted him a "murderer, a habitual batterer of women, a seducer of young white females, a thief and/or con man fueled by monetary gain, and a chemist capable of making a toxic cocktail."

Gordon is asking the judge to stop the $40 million wrongful death lawsuit the Browns filed against him until the criminal process runs its course.

The big thing for Gordon ... he says he has a right to remain silent, and the civil case would force him to answer questions that could be used against him if criminal charges are filed.


'Millionaire Matchmaker' Client

I Didn't Rape Those Women ...

They All Wanted It

10/6/2015 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-michael-bernback-bravo-01"Millionaire Matchmaker" client Michael Bernback, the guy accused of raping three women, says they all wanted it and one of the women even let him pee in her mouth. 

Bernback says in legal docs, obtained by TMZ, he met all three women on sexual hook-up websites. He claims at least two of the women knew they'd be engaging in bondage and/or anal sex -- a totally different story than what his eight felony and three misdemeanor charges indicate.  

During one encounter, Bernback says one of the women allowed herself to be tied up with various bondage devices and let Bernback "urinate into her mouth" in the shower.

According to the legal docs, the woman all admitted they advertised on sexual hook-up websites they were looking for sexual liaisons.  The docs say at least 1 of the women told cops she knew there would be multiple women on hand for a sexual encounter.

Lawyers for Bernback want a judge to force the prosecutors to be more specific as to which sexual acts were allegedly nonconsensual. 

Cindy Crawford

Here's What I Really Look Like In A Bikini

10/6/2015 9:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-cindy-crawford-rande-gerber-mavirx-01Here's what Cindy Crawford really looks like untouched ... in a bikini.

Crawford hit the waves Monday with husband Rande Gerber in Miami, putting body shaming Internet trolls in their place with her itsy bitsy white snakeskin bikini and flat torso.

It's sweet justice for the mother of two who became the victim of an unflattering Photoshop prank.

Gerber seems to be keeping up with his wife, for the most part.

She turns 50 in February. Life truly is unfair.




I Thought I Could Change Chris Brown

After the Beating

10/6/2015 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1006-rihanna-brown-getty-01Rihanna now says she gave Chris Brown a second chance after he beat her up because she felt she was just one of those people "built to handle s*** like this."

Rihanna spoke to Vanity Fair about her reasoning for taking Chris Brown back and making the decision to lift the restraining order after the brutal beating. You may recall, she went vacationing with Chris 3 weeks after the attack.

Rihanna's logic for going back ... "Maybe I'm the person who's almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they're not strong enough, when they're not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing."

She went on, saying she thought she could change Brown, "A hundred percent. I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn't understand him."

And she had an interesting take on how she actually became Brown's "enemy," saying, "You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I'm willing to put up with something, they think less of you."



Caleb Logan Bratayley

Family Says He Died From

'Undetected Medical Condition'

10/6/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1006-caleb-logan-instagram-01The family of 13-year-old YouTube star Caleb Logan Bratayley says the boy died from an undetected medical condition.

No other details were given, except to say the family will have more definitive answers soon. It's unclear how much the family has been told, but it appears they know generally what triggered Caleb's death.

Caleb's memorial will be livestreamed on Periscope and Facebook.  

Caleb passed away suddenly Thursday night in Maryland.


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Vin Diesel's SHOCKING Transformation

Vin Diesel does NOT look like this anymore!


Steve Rannazzisi

I Only Had 15 Seconds

To Change My 9/11 Lie

10/6/2015 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

'League' star Steve Rannazzisi admits he did a "terrible" thing by lying about 9/11, but says the lie was not premeditated ... it started at an off the cuff quip at The Comedy Store.

Steve went on Howard Stern's show Tuesday and explained his lie ... that he was in one of the Twin Towers during the attack and it became a life-changing moment that led him to pursue his career in comedy.

According to Steve, he was just asked by someone at the club where he was during the attack and the phony story just spilled out. He says once that happens you have 15 seconds to say it was BS or else you have to own it.

It's a really good interview. He says he chose to talk about his lie on 'Stern' because Howard personifies New York and felt it was the right venue.


In other news...

Taraji Henson: Leaked High School Pics
What a BAD ASS!

Taraji Henson was quite the different woman in school... Check out these pics a "friend" leaked!



Rachel Dolezal's a Hero

... Black Game Changer!

10/6/2015 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-rihanna-dolezal-getty-instagram-01File Under: Didn't See This One Comin' ... but Rihanna just went to bat for faux-black person Rachel Dolezal ... saying her ultra-tan charade was less disgraceful and more HEROIC! 

"I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit," Rihanna told Vanity Fair

"Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up."

Dolezal was mocked relentlessly for pretending to be black -- and resigned from her position as the President of the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP after she was exposed. 

But now with Rihanna's support ... is it possible Dolezal can make a legitimate comeback? 

In other news...

The Truth Behind The Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Rumors

Newly-single Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton are heating things up on 'The Voice', but what about in real life? Here's the scoop!


'Jerry Springer' Producer

Cops Say She Lied

Over Sister's Suicide

10/6/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0320-jill-blackstone-coleman-rayner-split-dateThe 'Jerry Springer' producer whose sister died in their garage is now in the hot seat with the LAPD, because TMZ has learned cops believe her story about the death doesn't make sense.

Jill Blackstone's sister Wendy died in March from a combination of carbon monoxide poisoning and Xanax. At the time it appeared Wendy, who was blind and partially deaf, committed suicide ... even leaving a note.  

Jill had said she had no idea Wendy wanted to kill herself. As for how a Weber grill and charcoal got into the garage, Jill told police the Weber grill was for warmth and the coals in the trash can were for roasting marshmallows.

But we've learned cops now paint a very different picture of what they say happened. Our law enforcement sources tell us when they first interviewed Jill she told cops she had no idea her sister wanted to kill herself. But cops say it's very clear Jill -- not Wendy -- wrote the "suicide" note.

Our sources say cops are "confident" Jill assisted her sister -- not out of vengeance but mercy for her condition. Even if Jill's motive was mercy-based, it would still be a crime, and we're told the case is now "on the front burner" for possible criminal prosecution.


Caitlyn & Kylie Jenner

Orange Is the New Dad!

10/6/2015 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006-caitlyn-kylie-jenner-pcn-01Caitlyn Jenner and daughter Kylie grabbed lunch Monday ... the first time they've been seen in public since Kylie's 18th birthday party. 

The two nibbled on sushi at Sugarfish in Calabasas after attending a NOH8 event in LA. 

They were matching right down to the lipstick. Caitlyn opted for a more neutral color, while Kylie wore blue to show her support in honor of world bullying day.


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